BASIS Independent McLean is seeking qualified candidates for a High School Dean of Students!
Who We Are
BASIS Independent Schools is a national network of PreK–12 private, secular schools that educate students to the highest international levels. Our ten campuses, located in some of the most bustling, dynamic metropolitan areas in the country, are part of the BASIS Curriculum Schools global network. We believe in setting a higher standard for students and promoting self-reliance and accountability in a culture where hard work is celebrated and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes.
Ranked as one of the "Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia," our campus in McLean, Virginia is in the center of one of the most influential regions in the world. As such, our facility and campus speak to the culture of our program and the type of learning community that grows here. BASIS Independent McLean is building a team of talented, passionate, and hard-working educators to ensure our students receive the best education in the world. Join us!
What We're Looking For
As Dean of Students, you help lead the efforts to build and maintain a strong, positive, achievement-oriented school culture. You will manage the behavior programs for the school and establish strong, mutually respectful relationships with students and families. This position is a visible presence in all areas of the school and is responsible for all issues relating to the well-being of the students at school.
Your Primary Responsibilities
Support teachers to resolve differences in communication with parents and students
Organize and review results of various student assessments
Review progress reports, mid-semester reports
Organize and execute student academic and behavior support
Maintain student discipline and follow through with documentation
Coordinate the planning and preparation for new student orientation
Communicate and meet with parents regarding student performance and/or conduct
Participate in the development of academic and student schedules
Participate in the planning and execution of standardized assessments
Support teachers in building positive relationships with parents
Coordinate student academic support interventions
Work with other members of the Student Support team to operate after school programming
Participate in all faculty and staff meetings
Organize students' arrival and dismissal
Organize student interest activities, clubs, student leadership programs
Participate in college advising and activities
Have a strong belief in and adherence to the BASIS Curriculum
Have relationship building skills
Have an ability to effectively analyze data to improve student achievement
Have excellent oral and written communication skills
Have an ability to exercise excellent judgment and decision making
Have excellent problem solving and negotiating skills
Have an ability to work independently with diverse constituents while maintaining high professional standards
Have exemplary organizational skills along with the ability to establish and manage multiple priorities and the ability to work under pressure
Have an outstanding attention to detail and accuracy
Have patience, flexibility and a sense of humor
Bachelor's required, Master's preferred
3-5 years' experience as a primary and/or middle school dean, preferably charter or independent
Candidates must have the ability to obtain a fingerprint clearance card.
BASIS Independent Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
Salary - Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience.
Career Growth - We believe our people deserve every opportunity to utilize and expand their knowledge and skills, and to share their passions. From our classrooms to central operations, our culture is one of continuous learning, mentorship, and professional advancement in our schools or across our network.
Retirement - Your future financial well-being is important to us. Eligible participants may receive a 50% Company match for the first 10% of employee earnings deferred.
Health Insurance - We want you to have the care you need. We offer three PPO medical plans to choose from, as well as dental and vision insurance.
Flexible Spending - Because health, childcare, and travel expenses can add up, we offer an FSA that allows for pre-tax dollars to cover medical, dependent care, and transit.
Student Tuition Remission - You help us create a world-class program for our students. To show our appreciation, we offer your children significant tuition remission to attend our schools.
BASIS Independent Schools is a national network of PreK–12 private, secular schools that educate students to the highest international levels. Our eight campuses, located in some of the most bustling, dynamic metropolitan areas in the country, are part of the BASIS Curriculum Schools global network. Since the first campus opened in 1998, BASIS Curriculum Schools are consistently recognized as some of the most accelerated and top performing schools in the world. BASIS Independent Schools, whether in Silicon Valley or in the heart of Manhattan, is united by a shared mission:Our mission is to educate students to the highest international levels with a spiraling liberal arts and sciences curriculum benchmarked to the best education systems in the world.Our advanced curriculum, unmatched in breadth and depth, prepares students with the content knowledge, critical thinking, and self-advocacy skills needed to be successful throughout their education and well beyond.Our passionate, expert teachers are unwavering in their belief that with hard work, the right support, encouragement, and inspiration, any child can excel.We are committed to a joyful learning culture where hard work is celebrated and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes.